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Forum eyes maritime management issues

Update: February, 23/2012 - 10:20

HCM CITY — More than 40 South Korean and Vietnamese experts took part in a forum discussing strategies and policies on management of sea, islands and coastal zones held in HCM City yesterday.

They identified mutual concerns relating to the sea environment, coastal management, marine tourism, marine zoning, and development of sea economy and exchanged experiences that both countries have had in these areas.

The experts also went into the details of managing the sea environment at South Korea's Masan and Viet Nam's Ha Long bays, exploitation of marine energy, and development of sustainable marine tourism in Viet Nam.

Nguyen Van Cu, director of the Viet Nam Sea and Islands Administration, said the forum aimed to help experts and related agencies in both countries respond quickly on issues of mutual concern.

The forum was a preparatory activity for the Viet Nam Sea Economic Forum 2012 that would be held in the near future, he said.

Yesterday's forum was organised by the Viet Nam Sea and Islands Administration, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Korean Marine Institute. — VNS

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